Careers in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Job opportunities are excellent! Current trends show a national shortage of college graduates in agricultural sciences.  That translates into job openings for you.

To help you find and apply for those jobs,

  • the CAS provides job listings
  • OSU Career Services assists students with resume writing and interview skills
  • the CAS student government, the Agricultrual Executive Council, hosts a spring job fair with agricultural and natural resource employers
  • each CAS academic program office maintains close contacts with the agricultural and natural-resource industry to make you aware of jobs and internships

The following is a general list of career opportunities for graduates of OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences, CAS.

Scientists

Financial and marketing specialists

Technical service representative

Social services professionals

Agricultural and natural resource production specialists

Scientists

  • Animal scientist
  • Bioresource engineer
  • Cell biologist
  • Dentist
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Food scientist
  • Fire scientist
  • Fisheries biologist
  • Geneticist
  • Marine biologist
  • Medical doctor
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular biologist
  • Natural resources scientist
  • Pathologist
  • Physiologist
  • Plant scientist
  • Quality assurance specialist
  • Rangeland scientist
  • Research technician
  • Resource economist
  • Soil scientist
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Waste management specialist
  • Water quality specialist
  • Wildlife biologist

Financial and marketing specialists

  • Accountant
  • Account executive
  • Advertising manager
  • Appraiser
  • Auditor
  • Banker
  • Business manager or owner
  • Commodity broker
  • Consultant
  • Contract manager
  • Credit analyst
  • Customer service manager
  • Economist
  • Export sales manager
  • Financial analyst
  • Food broker
  • Government program manager
  • Grain merchandiser
  • Grants manager
  • Human resource development manager
  • Insurance agency manager
  • Insurance agent
  • Insurance risk manager
  • Landscape contractor
  • Market analyst
  • Marketing manager
  • Purchasing manager
  • Real estate broker
  • Research and development manager
  • Retail or wholesale manager
  • Sales representative

Technical service representative

  • Communication and education specialists
  • College instructor or professor
  • College student services administrator
  • Conference manager
  • Consumer information manager
  • Conservationist
  • Cooperative extension agent
  • Editor
  • Educational specialist
  • Government lobbyist
  • High school teacher
  • Illustrator
  • Information specialist
  • Information systems analyst
  • Journalist
  • Natural resource interpreter
  • Outdoor recreation specialist
  • Personnel development specialist
  • Public relations representative
  • Training manager
  • Writer

Social services professionals

  • Career counselor
  • Community development specialist
  • Conservation officer
  • Consumer counselor
  • Environmental lawyer
  • Food inspector
  • Labor relations specialist
  • Natural resource policy analyst
  • Naturalist
  • Park manager
  • Peace Corps representative
  • Politician
  • Regional planner
  • Regulatory agent
  • Youth program director

Agricultural and natural resource production specialists

  • Arboriculturist
  • Aquaculturist
  • Farmer
  • Feedlot manager
  • Fruit and vegetable grower
  • Greenhouse manager
  • Farm manager
  • Landscape designer
  • Landscape manager
  • Nursery products grower
  • Pest manager
  • Rancher
  • Turf manager
  • Turf producer
  • Viticulturist
  • Wildlife manager

Some careers—such as veterinarian, medical doctor, lawyer, and college professor—require additional study in graduate or professional school.